Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo Series
Image courtesy of Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche
You who have awakened your enlightened nature, purified through past aspirations,
Cared for by your lamas and special deities,
Your activity is like a medicine for the entire teaching of Buddha,
Jamyang Khyentsé Wangpo, to you I pray!
Texts by and about the great Rimé (“nonsectarian”) master Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo ('jam dbyangs mkhyen brtse'i dbang po, 1820–1892), one of the most influential figures of recent times:
These verses of advice for renunicant meditators (spong ba bsam gtan pa) cover the entire Buddhist path, from instructions on following a spiritual friend through to the most advanced generation and perfection phase practices.
- An Explanation of the Praise to Noble Mañjuśrī known as Glorious Wisdom’s Excellent Qualities | Mañjuśrī & Sarasvatī
A clear and concise commentary on the words of the most famous of praises to Mañjuśrī, Glorious Wisdom's Excellent Qualities (dPal ye shes yon tan bzang po), attributed to the Indian master Ācārya Vajrāyudha.
A brief history of the the sacred image of Tārā, the Wish-Fulfilling Wheel (yid bzhin 'khor lo), in Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo’s residence, known as ‘The Garden of Immortality’ ('chi med grub pa'i dga' tshal), in Dzongsar Monastery, Derge, East Tibet.
Jamyang Khyentse composed this prayer for perfecting the Seven Points of Mind Training (blo sbyong don bdun ma) when he was in the presence of the famous Atiśa statue at the Tārā Temple in Nyethang (snye thang). The section headings were added by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.
- Nectar of the Heart—An Experiential Song of Parting from the Four Attachments | Mind Training (Lojong)
This experiential song (nyams dbyangs) based on 'Parting from the Four Attachments' (zhen pa bzhi bral) was composed in the cave of Rangjung Dorje, where Mañjuśrī is said to have delivered the original teaching to the Sakya patriarch Sachen Kunga Nyingpo (1092–1158).
This commentary to the Longchen Nyingtik preliminaries appears alongside the root text. Some of its instructions differ slightly from those of Patrul Rinpoche, so that it represents a distinct commentarial tradition. The text also includes several prayers that were included in Jikmé Trinlé Özer’s original version.
Prayers and Practices
- The Flower of Faith: A Prayer to the Twenty-Five Founders of Buddha's Teachings in Tibet | Lineage Prayers
Prayers to Guru Rinpoche
- A Brief Prayer to the Precious Master Padmākara for Swiftly Fulfilling Wishes and Dispelling Obstacles | Guru Rinpoche Prayers
- The Chariot of the Vidyādharas—An Aspiration Prayer for Travelling to the Realm of Lotus Light | Guru Rinpoche Prayers
These verses to be be recited before and after prayers to Guru Padmasambhava, especially the famous Prayer in Seven Chapters (le'u bdun ma), include the practices of taking refuge and arousing bodhicitta, a seven-branch offering, the generation and dissolution of a visualisation, and the dedication of merit.
- The Heart of Blessings—A brief anthology of prayers to Guru Rinpoche and the twenty-five disciples, the king and subjects | Guru Rinpoche Prayers
- Wish-Fulfilling Feast of Siddhis—An Aspiration Prayer to Orgyen Rinpoche, the Precious Master of Oddiyana | Guru Rinpoche Prayers